23 days in United States Itinerary

23 days in United States Itinerary

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23 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Perth
Fly + bus:  28​h
1
New York City
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  6​h
2
New Orleans
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
3
South Padre Island
— 1 night
+2
shuttle + foot + Fly:  4​h 45​min
4
Austin
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Fredericksburg
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
6
San Angelo
— 1 night
Fly:  7​h 45​min
7
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
8
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Fly:  23​h 45​min
End: Perth


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3
nights
New York City

New York City ©
Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
Get some cultural insight at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Statue of Liberty National Monument. Popular historic sites such as 9/11 Memorial and Ellis Island are in your itinerary. And it doesn't end there: go for a walk through Central Park, snap pictures at Brooklyn Bridge, get a new perspective on nature at American Museum of Natural History, and wander the streets of Times Square.

To find maps, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the New York City attractions tool .

Perth, Australia to New York City is an approximately 28-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also fly; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from Australian Western Standard Time (AWST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is minus 13 hours. In December, New York City is much colder than Perth - with highs of 10°C and lows of 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) to allow time to travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Times Square ©
Times Square

3
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New Orleans

New Orleans ©
Known for its Creole cuisine, rich musical tradition, and nearby swamps and plantations, New Orleans is one of the nation's oldest cities.
Explore hidden gems such as Garden District and Oak Alley Plantation. St. Louis Cathedral and Blaine Kern's Mardi Gras World are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Go for a jaunt from New Orleans to Vacherie to see Laura Plantation: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site about 58 minutes away. The adventure continues: get to know the fascinating history of Royal Street, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Joseph Church and Gardens, brush up on your military savvy at The National WWII Museum, and don't miss a visit to French Quarter.

To see other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our New Orleans road trip planning app .

Getting from New York City to New Orleans by combination of bus and flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Traveling from New York City to New Orleans, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from New York City in December: highs in New Orleans hover around 16°C, while lows dip to 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to travel to South Padre Island.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Vacherie, St. Joseph Church and Gardens
Highlights from your plan
Garden District ©
Garden District
St. Louis Cathedral ©
St. Louis Cathedral

1
night
South Padre Island

South Padre Island ©
A vibrant resort town, South Padre Island sits on a barrier island of the same name, located just off the Texas Gulf Coast.
On the 27th (Fri), look for all kinds of wild species at Sea Turtle, Inc., then admire all the interesting features of Laguna Madre Nature Trail, then look for all kinds of wild species at South Padre Island Birding and Nature Center, and finally meet the residents at South Padre Island Dolphin Research & Sea Life Nature Center. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Sat): stop by Paragraphs on Padre Boulevard, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and finally take in the waterfront at Queen Isabella State Fishing Pier.

For where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read South Padre Island planning app .

You can fly from New Orleans to South Padre Island in 7 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from New Orleans in December: highs in South Padre Island hover around 24°C, while lows dip to 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can travel to Austin.

Things to do in South Padre Island

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

South Padre Island Dolphin Research & Sea Life Nature Center
Highlights from your plan
Sea Turtle, Inc. ©
Sea Turtle, Inc.
Dolphin & Whale Watching

2
nights
Austin

Austin ©
Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sun): hike along Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail, then admire the landmark architecture of Texas State Capitol, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Austin Hindu Temple, and finally admire the landmark architecture of The Driskill. On the 30th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get engrossed in the history at Bullock Texas State History Museum, then see the interesting displays at LBJ Presidential Library, then let little ones run wild at Play for all park, and finally have some family-friendly fun at The Escape Game Austin.

To find reviews, ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Austin online travel planner .

Getting from South Padre Island to Austin by combination of shuttle and flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Traveling from South Padre Island in December, things will get a bit cooler in Austin: highs are around 20°C and lows about 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Fredericksburg.

Things to do in Austin

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trip

Play for all park
Highlights from your plan
Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail ©
Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail
Texas State Capitol ©
Texas State Capitol
LBJ Presidential Library ©
LBJ Presidential Library

3
nights
Fredericksburg

Fredericksburg ©
The city of Fredericksburg was settled by German immigrants in the mid-19th century, and has managed to retain its distinctly German charm.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at National Museum of the Pacific War and Calais Winery. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Grape Creek Vineyards on Main and Hye Meadow Winery. And it doesn't end there: explore the striking landscape at Enchanted Rock State Natural Area, don't miss a visit to Main Street, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Garrison Brothers Distillery, and hike along Loop Trail.

To find more things to do, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, use the Fredericksburg online day trip planner .

Drive from Austin to Fredericksburg in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Austin in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Fredericksburg, with lows of 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can travel to San Angelo.

Things to do in Fredericksburg

Parks Wineries Tours

Side Trip

Hye
Highlights from your plan
National Museum of the Pacific War ©
Grape Creek Vineyards ©
Grape Creek Vineyards
Enchanted Rock State Natural Area ©
Enchanted Rock State Natural Area

1
night
San Angelo

San Angelo ©
San Angelo is a city in and the county seat of Tom Green County, Texas, United States. On the 3rd (Fri), get to know the fascinating history of Historical Murals of San Angelo, then take in the exciting artwork at Chicken Farm Art Center, then identify plant and animal life at San Angelo Nature Center, and finally learn about winemaking at Christoval Vineyards and Winery.

To find traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our San Angelo road trip planner .

Drive from Fredericksburg to San Angelo in 2.5 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 18°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in San Angelo

Parks Wildlife Wineries

Side Trip

Christoval Vineyards and Winery
Highlights from your plan
San Angelo Nature Center ©
San Angelo Nature Center
Historical Murals of San Angelo ©
Historical Murals of San Angelo
Chicken Farm Art Center ©
Chicken Farm Art Center

2
nights
Las Vegas

Las Vegas ©
Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Step off the beaten path and head to The Mob Museum and Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck. The Strip and The Neon Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Take a break from Las Vegas with a short trip to Helicopter Tours in Boulder City, about 34 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, enjoy some diversion at Battlefield Vegas, don't miss a visit to Bellagio Fountains, and take an in-depth tour of Titanic.

For where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas trip maker tool .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from San Angelo to Las Vegas. The time zone difference when traveling from San Angelo to Las Vegas is minus 2 hours. Traveling from San Angelo in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Las Vegas, with lows of 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Historic Sites Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Helicopter Tours
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
The Strip ©
The Strip

2
nights
Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Tue): get to know the fascinating history of Santa Monica Pier, examine the collection at The Getty Center, then stroll the grounds of Hollywood Forever Cemetery, and finally look and learn at Griffith Observatory. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the striking features of Walt Disney Concert Hall, steep yourself in history at El Pueblo de Los Angeles, then contemplate the long history of Avila Adobe, then get curious at La Brea Tar Pits and Museum, and finally make a trip to Hollywood Walk of Fame.

For photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Los Angeles trip maker site .

Getting from Las Vegas to Los Angeles by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Las Vegas in January: high temperatures in Los Angeles hover around 24°C and lows are around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier
El Pueblo de Los Angeles ©
El Pueblo de Los Angeles

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